School of Engineering Senior Design Day April 19

(Steve Green/Vanderbilt)

Vanderbilt engineering seniors have solved real-world design challenges for corporate sponsors during a two-semester design course. The students will share their results with clients at Senior Design Day, scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in Featheringill Hall.

More than 40 projects will be displayed and demonstrated in Featheringill Hall’s Adams Atrium. The event, which will showcase the solutions and prototypes the seniors built, is open to the public.

Senior Design Day 2012 projects include:

  • A low-cost smartphone-adapted endoscope, whose tiny camera transmits live video to any Android device (sponsored by VUMC Emergency Medicine)
  • A vertical wheelchair seat that allows users to descend to ground level for activities that require sitting on the floor (sponsored by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology)
  • A remote electric metering software design to allow power measurements without the need for direct meter reading  (sponsored by Schneider Electric)
  • Determination of root-cause-solution for rare, intermittent noise in Nissan Maxima door assemblies (sponsored by Nissan North America)
  • The electric conversion of a vintage DeLorean DMC-12 car (sponsored by Jonn Kim, GaN Corp., the car’s owner)

Metered parking is available on Garland Avenue, across from the University Club.